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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 01:39 am

Community Wish List for 11/25/2009

Springfield YMCA
701 South 4th St., 544-9846

The Springfield YMCA was established in 1874 and has continuously served the Springfield area for 135 years. It began as an organization serving boys and young men, but over the years has broadened its services and target population to meet the changing needs of the community.
The Springfield YMCA has helped to strengthen its community through inclusive programs that encourage healthy lifestyles and Judeo-Christian values. The YMCA has earned a well-deserved reputation as a thriving, responsive organization that evolves to meet the emerging needs of those it serves.

Wish List:
  • Craft items – beads
  • Games supplies – AA batteries, pool sticks
  • Games – board games, card games
  • Electronic – large screen TV, Playstation 2 or newer, Wii, Beatles Rock Band game, DVD player
  • Creative play – dolls, action figures, Barbie dolls and accessories, water play table, baby dolls (multi ethnic), plastic toy animals, plastic dinosaurs, hopscotch rug, safety mirror for dress up, FP Little People sets
  • Furniture/office supplies – book shelf (any size), free standing shelves (for art supplies),
  • glider rocking chair(s), dance mirrors
  • Child care - baby blankets various sizes and weights, Exersaucer(s), umbrella stroller
  • Art supplies - children’s paint brushes, stickers, stamp pads, markers, crayons, safety scissors
  • Drip coffee
  • 12-Cup Bunn Coffee Filters
  • 8-10 oz hot cups for coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Multi-pot coffee maker
  • Popcorn machine
  • Popcorn, popcorn bags, popcorn oil
  • Basketballs – adult, junior and youth – indoor use
  • Racquetball racquets – adult, junior and youth
  • 25-30 “ TV/monitor
  • Radio ads
  • SJR ads
  • Courier ads
  • Medical scale
  • Yoga straps
  • Zafus pillows (barefootyoga.com)
  • Bosu (10)
  • Standing punching bags (4)
  • Adjustable light floor lamps
  • Yoga music
  • Kettle balls different weights 5 and up
  • 10 Spinning bikes
  • Floor fans (4)
  • Gears
  • Cabinets with shelves
  • Printer

Gift of Time by Volunteering to be:
  • Coffee host: Monday-Friday 6:30-9:00 a.m.- make coffee and restock supplies as needed through morning
  • Member retention volunteer – make phone calls and prepare mailings
  • Secret shopper – visit and report on our service to you
  • Member satisfaction volunteer – develop, implement and report member satisfaction survey and results

Haitian Development Fund
4043 Guilford Dr., 546-6360

The Haitian Development Fund was founded in June of 2002 and supports the Sarthe Neighborhood Medical Clinic in inner city
Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

In addition, HDF offers five, scholarships for elementary education. The Healthy Mother-Baby Program is a program designed for first time pregnant mothers and is education and health based. Each woman in the program receives services, goods, vitamins and food amounting
to $250.

Wish List:
  • Cash or checks so they can transport goods and medicine to Haiti.


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